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Ways to become an environmental health and safety professional

Are you an aspirant of Environmental health and safety professional?

If you want to become safety expert but don’t know where to start, and still doing research on ways to becoming a safety expert, this post will give you a clear cut idea by step by step approach on how you can choose your career path.

Role and responsibility of Environmental Health and Safety professional

This sort of safety expert safeguards the health, wellbeing, and safety of public, employee and workplace by setting various controls in the working environment in compliance to following health and safety standards. EHS people are those who implement and maintain safety norms and legislation at the workplace.

Health and safety professional usually work in private and government sectors and they will be spending their lot of time mining place, outdoor site, indoor sites, factories and their working hours will be irregular and not normal.

Important essentials for Environmental Health and Safety professionals for career

For Environmental Health and Safety, a four year or three-year certification program is important to help set up those people interested in this kind of work. There exist many professional certifications. Numerous colleges offer a graduate degree for individuals who need to progress in this profession. Coming up next are the fundamental prerequisites and capabilities important to become environmental health and safety professional.

  • Anyone Bachelor’s degree
  • It is better if the degree is of occupational safety or any other science discipline
  • Internationally recognized occupational health and safety qualification.
  • When it comes to experience, it will be good if there is an internship or work experience relevant to the safety profession
  • Good communication skill, aptitude, critical thinking ability
  • Volunteer to work in the emergency period with good physical strength


Health and safety have habitually been a career for those with degree qualifications in other disciplines. Generally, employees are allocated the job of overseeing safety as an extra role.

The Certificate in Functional Health and Safety awarded by National Compliance and Risk Qualifications and the National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety, delivered by the NEBOSH (National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health), give an excellent understanding of a wide range of health and safety issues.

See Also: Safety Course in New Delhi   |  Nebosh Course in Gujarat

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